Tiger and RAM

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Patmian212, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

    Patmian212

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    I got an ibook 12" 1.2 with 256mb RAM. I will upgrade to 768 soon. How will tiger preform on 256, will it be deathly slow?
    Also can i do some light gaming on it?
    Thanks in advance
    Patmian212
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Don't have Tiger, but Panther is slow with 256 MB, can't imagine Tiger would be any better.
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Its probably usable if you don't use widgets and only have 1 or 2 programs open at a time. Gaming will totally suck.
     
  4. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    I just upgraded my pismo to 10.4 it has 512 however it's surprisingly quick considering how old it is. I would get more ram pronto. A 512Mb should be cheap. But if you can spring for more then I would do it.

    Oh and it looks like you need to update your sig to include your new addition :)

    Nuc
     
  5. satty macrumors 6502

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    Test on Powerbook G4 400 MHz, 256 MB

    I just do some basic tests on a Powerbook G4 400 MHz with 256 MB (clean install). I don't run too many things in parallel (at the moment DVD player, Mail, Safari, Dashboard with 10 widgets and Activity monitor) and everything is fine.

    The only "problem" application so far was Qicktime, which hijacked the CPU...
     
  6. darkwing macrumors 65816

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    Tiger seems to use about 20 megs less "wired memory" (from activity monitor) which means the kernel and core services themselves are using less ram that is unswappable. This should actually help a low memory machine.
     
  7. Patmian212 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Sounds good, any ibook users running tiger on 256?
     

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